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2019 Sep 15Articles
Top tips for sleep hygiene
“Who are these people who get 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night, and how do I become one of them?” It’s a thought that’s often crossed my mind at 2 a.m. while I’m scrolling through Instagram and simultaneously battling the to-do list in my mind. Until recently, I was averaging three to four hours of sleep each night, and I could see the impact on my physical and mental well-being. My mind was foggy, my body fatigued constantly and I was cranky.
2019 Sep 09Articles
“Science” from the Islamic perspective
Preface Seeking knowledge and educating oneself is a crucial issue in Islam, be it the knowledge that is classified under sciences, humanities and social studies or so-called religious studies and spiritualties. They are all value the same weight in Islam, no one is preferred among the other nor it is superior above the other, this is because verses that reveal importance of knowledge in Islam are general, some of these verses are going to be mentioned and clarified herein in this article, same is right about the prophetic tradition in term of generalization importance of knowledge to all fields of studies.
2019 Aug 25Articles
Sneaky ways to keep your kids learning at home
There is a common misconception that the traditional notion of ‘education’ is something that only happens at school, but the evidence tells us that the home environment is one of the most powerful influences in a child’s development. Think about it this way - children only spend half their waking hours in school during the academic year. This means much of the learning is still being done outside the school gates.
2019 Aug 18Articles
Educators of the Future
There is now no question that in the future, student learning will supersede the classical curriculum and learning formula that we know today. Students will become partners to their own education, partaking in real-world and digital experiences that allow collaboration, communication and teamwork for all students beyond classroom walls. Therefore, we need to facilitate these experiences using the "native" tools of modern learners, equipping the youth and preparing them for their future workplaces, which ultimately should be reflected in the classroom.
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2019 Jul 16Articles
Promoting Brighter Futures Through Sport: Codes of Tolerance
Many institutions and companies around the world wish to meaningfully integrate innovation, wellbeing and tolerance as part of their core principles, beyond mere "buzzword" positioning that merely bolsters image. However, successfully integrating these principles into organisational structures to ensure a company is always learning, raises important questions such as: how to support and encourage more decision makers; how to engage the whole organisation and wider community; and how to best structure organisational workflow?
2019 Jun 30Articles
How to stay chic in the heat
No matter the occasion, the Middle East is home to a fashion-conscious population that loves to dress to impress. Yet with temperatures that fluctuate between warm, hot, and quite literally scorching, we fine gentlemen mightn't be as flexible with the choice of fabrics as our European counterparts. Nevertheless, it needn't hinder our commitment to style and with a few tips and tricks, staying chic in the heat is easier than you may have thought.
2019 Jun 23Articles
Tips and tricks on how to pack in Summer
Summer is almost here and this means many of us will be packing our bags and heading for greener (and less humid) pastures. Be it a beach holiday, trip to visit friends and family or a weekend staycation, the task of packing, unpacking and repacking can trigger feelings of discomfort when it comes to the mental preparation.
2019 Jun 19Government Letters
We have a global responsibility towards the displaced
June 20, World Refugee Day, is an annual reminder of pressing questions dealing with the reality and future of the 68 million people who have fled their homes to escape war, prosecution or terror. Every minute of every day, the staggering number continues to grow.
2019 May 19Articles
The Rise of Pop Art in Fashion
Sharjah 24: Pop Art, which takes inspiration from the popular culture of the time and media influence, was born in the 1950s but gained mass popularity in the ’60s. Used to critique or create ironic insinuations, it has been a tool entertained in fashion to express contradictions in tradition. Known as the father of Pop Art within fashion, Andy Warhol began the trend in the 1960s with the “Souper Dress”, featuring the print of his iconic “Campbell's Soup Cans” artwork and opening the eyes of the high-end fashion world.